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Daily Facepalm 10.29.14 – Game 7 looms

Following a 10-0 beatdown from the BABIP gods, the Giants and Royals play game 7 tonight. I’ve been surprised by how much I’ve enjoyed this world series, considering I have essentially no opinion on any player on either side and am mostly rooting for the Giants due to my dislike of Ned Yost and the […]

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Wild Card recap/preview

*I meant to publish this yesterday, but got caught up in work before I could finish it.  What a game last night. I’ve been on the record that I’m a fan of the current wild card format. In a perfect world I’d rather have it just be the two best teams in each league playing in […]

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (64-82) at Pittsburgh Pirates (77-69)

The Pirates are only 2.5 back from the Cardinals going into this series, and I wouldn’t mind seeing that lead shrink even further with the Cubs help. It could be a tall order even with the Cubs help though, as the Cardinals are playing a team even worse than the Rizzo/Castro-less Cubs as they host […]

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Series Preview: Brewers (73-63) at Cubs (61-76)

The Brewers started the season scorchingly hot and had a 20-8 record on May 1. Since then they’ve gone 53-55, are currently riding a five game losing streak, and are now tied with the (ugh) Cardinals for the division lead. I think the Pirates end up taking the division by season’s end but that big […]

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Series Preview: Tampa Bay Rays (55-59) at Javier Baez (2-1)

It’s hard to believe the Rays were ahead of the Cubs in the Race To The Top earlier this year. They take on the Javier Baez and the Baezettes in a weekend series in Wrigley that may or may not see a surge in ticket sales. Team Overviews (respective league ranks in parens) Rays wRC+: […]

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Series Preview: Javier Baez (0-0) at Colorado Rockies (44-67)

The Cubs continue their western road trip with another key series in the Race to the….oh who cares, we’re just tuning in to see Baez, and Baez at Coors Field at that. Aisle424 wrote a great piece this morning on the callup and what it means for the fans and the process. Team Overviews Cubs […]

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Series Preview: Rockies (43-61) at Cubs (42-61)

With a 42-61 record, the Cubs are now in last place in the National league, a half game back from their opponent this series. The Rockies actually started off the season fairly well, thanks to an All-World performance by marketing departmental bane Troy Tulowitzki, and were tied with the Giants for first place in the […]

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Series Preview: Cardinals (54-47) at Cubs (41-59)

The Cubs worked on racing to the top in their last series, winning one of three against the Padres with a combined score of 12-21. Giving up an average of seven runs a game to this year’s historically bad Padres offense is pretty impressive. Though to be fair in the last game, 

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Series Preview: Padres (43-55) at Cubs (40-57)

Since leaving for my summer travels*, the Cubs have gone 2-10, pushing their run differential from around even to today’s -38. Oh well, at least the Cubs minor league bats have been hitting. I chatted with a Padres fan at a SFO bar who was glum about his team and seemed to think the Cubs […]

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Series Preview: Nationals (41-36) at Cubs (32-44)

The Cubs close out this homestand with a four game set against the Nationals, including a scheduled doubleheader on Saturday and a day off on Sunday. The off-day is to accommodate the city’s Pride Parade, which brings a ton of people into the greater Lakeview area. No word on whether Wrigleyville residents are shocked to […]

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Series Preview: Reds (37-37) at Cubs (31-42)

They’re still playing baseball? I’m still coming down from last night’s World Cup game. How did the end of the game play out? h/t to GBTS, who I blatantly stole this from. The Cubs have shown signs of life since I last checked in, somehow pulling off a .500 road trip, going 10-4 against not-the-Pirates, […]

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (25-35) at Pittsburgh Pirates (29-33)

The Cubs just finished a 5-1 homestand, which was nice to see and had people half-ironically pointing out that the team was only 5 or 6 games out in the Wild Card. But we all know what this version of the team is. I felt a lot better though upon seeing several members of the […]

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